CHATEAU LA LAGUNE 2010

Wine Region: Haut-Medoc, France

Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot

Tasting Notes

The tannins are present, but ripe, soft and delivering the correct amount of backbone for aging. Fresh, pure, deep, dark, silky, rich red fruits line the finish. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and a healthy does of 10% Petit Verdot.

Ratings

Robert Parker 94 pts - Another great success from proprietress Caroline Frey, the 2010 La Lagune provides an essential drinking experience, with notes of Asian plum sauce, mulberries, kirsch liqueur and black currants. The wine also exhibits a savory, rich smokiness and subtle lead pencil shaving notes. Full-bodied and pure, combining both elegance and power, this is a brilliant, very approachable effort that should hit its stride in 5-7 years and last for at least two decades. Think of it as a hypothetical blend of the 2005 and 2009.

James Suckling 93 pts - What a lovely texture to the wine, with super soft and supple tannins and blackberry and currant character. Round and juicy. One of the softest and most supple 2010s. It tastes more like a 2009 in style.

Wine Spectator 92 pts - This is tangy, with red currant, roasted mesquite, sanguine and tobacco notes. Already shows range and definition, with solid grip.

About the Winery

Château La Lagune produces a 3rd Grand Cru Classé de Bordeaux whose blend brings together the emblematic grape varieties of the Médoc - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot - and offers, over the years, wines renowned for their balance, finesse and elegance. . In this same spirit of excellence, the property also produces a second wine, called 'Moulin de La Lagune', and since 2004, a third cuvée named 'Mademoiselle L'. Planted on one of the most perfect gravelly ridges of the region, the vineyard of La Lagune covers 80 hectares, where Caroline has been working for many years to implement an environmentally friendly viticulture, based on practices from organic and biodynamic farming.



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